This Week in Agribusiness, August 26, 2017

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong preview the Farm Progress Show, offer a look at the farm bill debate, and find out what happens to ranches after a big fire comes through.

Part 1

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong open this week's show with a look at the 2017 Farm Progress Show by the numbers. And Orion Samuelson shares the story of a partnership with Google and 4-H for the Midwest. The announcement was made at the Illinois State Fair. And Farm Broadcaster Roger Ward, WLDS Radio, Jacksonville, Ill., shares insight into what's top of mind for growers in that part of the country.

Part 2

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong talk markets with Clayton Pope, Clayton Pope Commodities. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson asks the question "What is a family farm?" and offers some insight on the issue. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Max Armstrong talks with Patrick Haggerty about the work being done for the new 2018 farm bill. Lynn Ketelsen reports on the 2017 White House Turkey, which is coming from Minnesota this year.

Part 4

Max Armstrong continues his Freeways to Farms series where he heard stories of families who worked the land for generations, and the challenges they face in the digital age. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max shares the story of a 1968 J.I. Case 930 owned by Jim Koeller, Potosi, Wis., who takes the machine to several shows.

Part 5

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong continue their look at the markets with Clayton Pope, Clayton Pope Commodities.

Part 6

Orion Samuelson profiles Canton FFA, Canton, Texas, chartered in 1936. Member D.J. Spencer talks about what he enjoys about the group. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje offers a look at the weather including his four-week forecast.

Part 7

Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong wrap up this week's show with a report from Russell Nemetz, who looks at life after a fire that occurred in eastern Montana.

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